Lilli, creator of the Born2bLilli YouTube channel, is always down to dish with interesting folks on the Austin scene. For the latest go-round, she sat down with OVRLD‘s Morgan to talk about the Austin-based blog, the music scene, I AM TX and his role as a producer, and much more. Check out the interview, give it a like, share or comment (if not all three), and be sure to subscribe so you can stay dishing with Lilli and company.
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You know what it is. DDotElles, the Austin hip-hop version of The World’s Most Interesting Man, took some time to chop it up with Lit Up AV. On this particular snippet, we get to hear my man speak on hip-hop as a culture, genre and subgenre classification, and the art of knowing you’re great while recognizing there’s a time and place for your particular style of expression. Enjoy, like, share, and leave a comment!
As a working, touring band trying to get ahead in an over-saturated game, there is a sense of accomplishment to be felt whenever you complete a creative endeavor such as a music video or an album. At best, you hope that your blood, sweat and tears are recognized by a handful of appreciative folks. Sometimes, as in the case of Pleasure Venom and their newest video/single Seize, you put in that work, and then a publication like Afropunk gives you props and posts about it, giving you a bit more incentive to keep doing your thing. I’m happy for Pleasure Venom, as it’s always nice to see those that deserve recognition get it. They’ve been on quite the tear closing out 2017 and leading into 2018, so give the video a like and a share, drop a comment, and subscribe to the channel for all of the latest Pleasure Venom haps.
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Recently, I shared Wild Child‘s newest video, the catchy Think It Over. I realized soon after that I had overlooked the first single for Expectations, a title track with a much more sultry vibe and an equally impressive music video. This particular video finds the group taking over a sublimely naturally lit residence, performing from room to room, laying the emotions of their notes and lyrics to bare for all to see. As mentioned previously, this is definitely a group that deserves all of the acclaim and support possible.
While doing my year-end round up, I stumbled across Epop Nivek on Bandcamp. Being a fan of experimental composers and songs, I put it on the backburner to check out, and as per usual, 2018 got busy to the point that I overlooked it. Recently, I rediscovered this project, and now it is imperative that I share Second Hand Processing with followers of this blog. In a world full of same-y sounding synthesizers and drum sounds, it’s interesting to hear someone take field recordings, ambient noise, instrumental and sonic snippets, and turn this vast array into a statement in the form of an album, let alone a song. If you’re an open-minded fan of music, this one is definitely worth looking in to.
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The Austin-based mellow powerhouse group Wild Child are hitting the ground running in 2018. Their new album, Expectations, is available on all digital shops and streaming formats, they are gearing up to hit the road, and their new music video for Think It Over is an absolute delight to watch. As much as I’d like to give you the rundown, this one is best left to hitting play and diving in. Check it out, share it, like it, and make sure to check out Wild Child if they pop up anywhere in your area.
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Austin-based director Fum Fum Ko‘s long awaited film collaboration with blakchyl and chiclopz of Mindz of a Different Kind (MDK) is now available and streaming on Facebook. No Sleep No Breaks is a heartfelt story of two creative spirits excited about an opportunity to document their art, and the anticipation of this opportunity. The film is set against the backdrop of East Austin (mostly), showcasing an area of the town that does not get the love it deserves. Definitely give the film a like and a share, check it out, and let Fum Fum Ko know what you think about it!
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